The Department of Community and Economic Development today (July 31) announced the award of a $263,147 Discovered in PA – Developed in PA grant to the Franklin Center for Beaver County (FCBC) for the Beaver County Youth Entrepreneurship program, according to Senator Elder Vogel.
FCBC will use the grant to expand its youth entrepreneurship program, as well as its summer camp programs and year-long business incubator. FCBC will also establish four new community based-sites which will serve additional students.
“This grant will further FCBC’s efforts to provide a valuable service to our local young entrepreneurs,” said Senator Vogel. “That’s great for the community and especially for the youth who will be able to build a solid foundation for future success from what they learn in these programs.”
The FCBC will work with with Entrepreneuring Youth and the Community College of Beaver County to establish specialized programs focusing on business ownership and life-skill development through introductory and advanced business camps, market day events, business plan competitions, year-long mentoring programs, a youth business incubator, community entrepreneurship centers, education seminars and community forums.